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May 31, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Melt Gelato online employee application

Age_formAlex Madjar points out:

This a screenshot of an online application for a job at Melt Gelato

I found it very odd that they would even want people who don't even know their own age to apply for a job with them.


*checks his birth certificate*

How old am I again? I'm just not sure...

Posted by: ashleyriot_vs at May 31, 2007 12:48 AM

What is your gender? (Check all that apply):

( )Male ( )Female ( )Not sure

Posted by: KarmaBaby at May 31, 2007 01:27 AM

Not sure means: old and have Alzheimers.

Posted by: Narcissus at May 31, 2007 11:23 AM

Is this even legal?

-I am prepared to work off the clock from time to time to increase my skills-

Posted by: toniasheridan at May 31, 2007 03:59 PM

What does the date have to do with who you are?

Posted by: ambrocked at May 31, 2007 04:21 PM

There's an "Address" line but no "city, state, etc." ... This might make sense if they have only one location (though even then I'd find it suspect), but this is a franchise.


Posted by: tandy1000tl2 at May 31, 2007 06:19 PM

That's an example of poor survey coding. Some others I've seen:

"What is your gender?"

_Male _Female

(the problem is, the boxes are check boxes instead of radio buttons)

"What is your ethnicity?"

_Hispanic_Not Hispanic

"What is your race?"



_Native American



And also great are the one-question polls with "don't know" as an answer. If the person doesn't know, why are they answering the poll?

Posted by: TIBE4ME at May 31, 2007 06:31 PM

Please tell us your name:


Middle inital:_


_Not sure

Please tell us where you live:

Country: America^

State: New York^

City: New York^

_Not sure


Posted by: Gabriel J. Smolnycki at May 31, 2007 08:39 PM

This reminded me of a mistake Microsoft did on their survey. One question was something like how many days a week you work, and one of the choice was 8 to 10 days a week.

Defiantly broken if it offer options that shouldn't be used. I mean I could submit my 6 year old cat, select unsure, and let them figure out when they have a cat sitting in their office for an interview.

Posted by: Uzumaki at June 1, 2007 02:27 AM

great i forgot my age, oh well at least they have a not sure button on there. lol

whoever made that page/section of code should be shot

Posted by: PC_nut at June 1, 2007 07:57 AM

Maxaxle: "Hmm, how old am I again? Hmmmm.."


Maxaxle: "Am I a guy or a girl? *looks in pants* Um.....Well, there's a rod made of flesh in here. Um..."

*even later*

Employer: "Well, Mr.[CENSORED], I guess you have the job."

Maxaxle: "I'm a 'Mr.'!???"

Employer: *sigh*

Posted by: Maxaxle at June 2, 2007 12:03 AM

"Who am I?" According to the screenshot, I'm also a "Date". LOL!

Posted by: goUseIt at June 8, 2007 11:53 AM

Maybe they have used a standard form template script, that e-mails them the answers of the questions, and then they didn't care about changing the answers, only the questions.

Perhaps the template was supposed to be used in surveys and not in job application.

Posted by: sebastian at June 9, 2007 10:15 AM

They also want you to be prepared to work off the clock from time to time to increase my skills:

Posted by: Joe The Dragon at June 16, 2007 12:20 PM

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